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Sarah Frey's journey from selling melons to building a multi-state farming phenomenon
Sarah Frey's journey from selling melons to building a multi-state farming phenomenon As the harvest continues on America's farms, it's hard to believe that even the biggest melons and pumpkins started out as tiny sprouts. And the same can be said...
Southern Illinois farmer shares story of struggles and success in new book
Sarah Frey is a farmer who looks at life’s lessons through a farmer’s eyes. So, that’s how she looks at the past months of this year, with the unexpected struggles brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fresh produce industry losing roughly $1B each week: ‘The Growing Season’ author
Sarah Frey discusses her new book, the state of produce, and how America can help the farmer.
Sarah Frey To Be Honored at 2020 Women in Produce LIVE! General Session
Sarah Frey, President and CEO of Certified Women Owned Business Frey Farms and Founder of Tsamma™ Watermelon Juice and Sarah’s Home Grown, will be taking the virtual stage as both an honoree and speaker.
Our September Front Porch Book Club Selection is Sarah Frey's The Growing Season
This true rags-to-riches story is rooted in a love for family and farming. One of 21 children, Sarah grows up on her family's small farm in rural southern Illinois, spending much of her childhood chasing after her older brothers...
The New York Times
Three New Memoirs Bring the Farm to the Page
Frey was raised on an 80-acre family farm, only hers lacked indoor plumbing for years and was heated only by a wood stove during the frigid Illinois winters. By the time she was 5, she was used to chores like gathering the eggs.
Brands of Kin
Meet the Farming Families Overcoming Adversity
The agriculture industry is one of the eldest in our history, and is also the one that has weathered the most storms. From supermarkets slashing their pricing to COVID-19 putting a halt to supply chains, being a farming family is a notoriously difficult.
Frey Farms Expands Commitment to Providing Freshest Bubbler Beverages
Industry innovator Frey Farms is expanding its line of fresh-dispensed Bubble beverages under the Sarah’s Homegrown brand, using fruits sourced from the company’s farms and national grower network to meet consumer and customer expectations for...
Illinois Farm Bureau Partners Podcast
Southern Illinois Rice, Produce Farmers Shine
[Podcast] At 16, Frey took over her mom’s melon route. Before long, the savvy salesperson expanded it from about a dozen retailers to 150. She also secured her first contract with a major national retailer: Walmart.
Farm Week Now
Frey: ‘We have the safest food supply in the world’
The public heard fresh produce was safe to eat early during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to ag safety protocols in place before the outbreak, said a national produce leader from southern Illinois.
Illinois Farm Bureau Partners
How An Illinois Woman Turned a Passion for Produce Into a Business
Growing up on a small farm in Wayne County, Sarah Frey-Talley dreamed of the day she could leave rural life behind. “It was never my goal to stay on the farm,” she says. “I wanted to be a corporate attorney and live in the city.”
And Now U Know
Frey Farms' Renee Goodwin Talks Current Watermelon Projections
Few can bring a market perspective like the purveyors behind the expanding Sarah’s Homegrown brand by Frey Farms.
The Washington Post
Suspension of visa processing for Mexican seasonal workers hits U.S. farms, fisheries
As harvest season begins amid the coronavirus pandemic, farms and fisheries responsible for feeding the U.S. are expecting fewer guest workers
Florida Food & Farm
Frey Farms Among Florida Growers Reducing Food Waste
You know that food waste is a problem when casinos in Las Vegas — which boasts the long-established and well-deserved title of “Sin City” — start shipping leftover food to a pig farm in southern Nevada, where thousands of the animals “feast on lobster...
New York Times
From Apples to Popcorn, Climate Change Is Altering the Foods America Grows
Sarah speaking on the trouble that climate change is having on farming. The strain it is putting on trying to find employees because now that crops are coming earlier it competes with import season.
Tsamma Watermelon Juice Helps Hydrate the Jacksonville Jaguars
samma, a leading cold-pressed watermelon juice, is proud to announce that they are helping to hydrate the Jacksonville Jaguars this season.
Life Lessons: Future female farmers
"I want them to be fearless, and I want them to be able to go out into the world and feel like they can conquer anything," Sarah speaking to future female farmers
Cision PR NewsWire
Tsamma Watermelon Juice Announces Continued Partnership with University of Alabama Athletics
The University of Alabama football program sought out Tsamma Juice last year after learning of a study on the company's watermelon juice, which is being led by the University's Human Nutrition Department.
Frey farm's story with Walmart
Twenty years ago, Frey Farms added pumpkins to their items sold at local Walmarts in Illinois. Listen to what happened next:
Wayne County farm honored in Springfield
Celebration of 20 years with Walmart
Frey Farms Produce Extends Relationship with CHEP
Frey Farms Produce, the largest grower/packer/shipper of pumpkins in the USA, today announced it has renewed its partnership with CHEP, the world’s leading pallet and container pooling company.
Illinois' Frey Farms is Showcased at Wal-Mart this Month
Illinois-based Frey Farms, known for its pumpkins, melons and fall ornamentals, is being showcased at Wal-Mart stores this month in conjunction with the company's Salute to America's Farmers program.